A tummy tuck (also known as an abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure that can help you achieve a flat, toned abdomen. If you have been trying to get a pleasing body contour with diet and exercise but still have a protruding or sagging belly with excess fat or skin and slack muscles, a tummy tuck may be the right procedure for you.
A Good Candidate for a Tummy Tuck
You should only consider a tummy tuck if you are bothered by the appearance or feeling that your tummy is too large. You may be a good candidate for a tummy tuck if you are at a stable weight and are physically healthy. It is best if you have already tried nonsurgical options like diet and exercise to tighten your abdomen.
The Tummy Tuck Procedure
There are two main types of tummy tucks: a full tummy tuck and a mini tummy tuck. Both begin with an incision at or above the pubic hairline. In both procedures excess skin, fat, and other tissue are removed and abdominal muscles are tightened and held with permanent sutures.
A mini or partial tummy tuck only provides tightening below the navel. The incision is smaller and the recovery quicker than for a full tummy tuck.
For both types of procedures, the scar should be low enough that it will be concealed by most clothing, underwear, and bikini bottoms. For tightening through the entire abdominal region with a full tummy tuck, a second incision around the navel is required.
Dr. Webb takes great pride in achieving some of the most natural belly buttons possible.
To learn more about a tummy tuck and whether it is a good procedure for you, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Webb today.